Media release | Hawaii Meth Project
Two-Day Spray Can Art Exhibition is Free and Open to the Public
KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII – April 14, 2011 – The community is invited to Reverse Graffiti Kona, a free spray can art exhibition promoting anti-vandalism and creative expression, which will take place on Saturday, April 16, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a basic skills workshop on Friday, April 15, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the Kona Skate Park. The event will serve to educate the community about one of the most misunderstood forms of contemporary art – spray can art, or more commonly known as “graffiti.”
The exhibition will begin on Friday, April 15, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with a free basic skills workshop. Led by professional artists’, Krush TWS and Prime, the workshop welcomes students of all ages to learn the basics, history, techniques, styles, ethics, and health hazards of spray can art. Students will also be given the opportunity to try their hand at spray can art; materials will be provided. Artists interested in participating in Saturday’s Spray Can Art Competition (winners will receive prizes) must attend this workshop.
The Spray Can Art Competition will take place on Saturday, April 16, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition to the contest, Saturday will offer an afternoon of fun and positive entertainment, including live painting demonstrations by Krush KWS and Prime, b-boy competitions, music, and skateboarding. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event.
To get its “Not Even Once” core message out to Hawaii’s community, the Hawaii Meth Project will participate in the Spray Can Art Exhibition. In addition, they will host a table and volunteers will be handing out free wristbands and stickers to raise awareness about the dangers of using Meth. The Hawaii Meth Project will also be seeking volunteers to join the fight against Meth or “ice” on the island of Hawaii.
For information about the event, please contact Cynthia Hope at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reverse Graffiti Kona – Basic Skills Workshop
Date: Friday, April 15, 2011
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Reverse Graffiti Kona – Spray Can Art Competition
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kona Skate Park (Old Airport)
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Information: For information about the event, please contact Cynthia Hope at email@example.com.
About the Hawaii Meth Project
The Hawaii Meth Project is a non-profit organization that implements a range of advertising and community action programs to reduce methamphetamine use in the state. Launched in June 2009, the Hawaii Meth Project leverages a proven model that combines extensive research with a hard-hitting, integrated media campaign. The Hawaii Meth Project is affiliated with the Meth Project, a national non-profit organization headquartered in Palo Alto, California, aimed at significantly reducing first-time Meth use through public service messaging, public policy, and community outreach. For more information, visit www.hawaiimethproject.org.